On the eve of hitting the road on a diverse run that features thrash legends Exodus along with deathcore pillars Fit For An Autopsy and death metal traditionalists Undeath, Darkest Hour has confirmed the release of their 10th studio album in 2024.
Perpetual | Terminal marks the band's debut on MNRK Heavy and will arrive February 23rd. Along with the news of the album's pending release, the band have previewed the effort with the unveiling of its title track.
"This is a whole Darkest Hour album in one song," the band says. "It felt like the perfect album opener, eventually became the title track, and therefore is the perfect place to start as we present this new album to the world. Lyrically, it touches on all of the themes of the record — an album centered around the duality of survival and rebirth. Or, you could just say, some new music from old friends who just won't ever give up."
Further elaborating on the personal weight of the album, guitarist Michael Schleibaum detailed how the themes of Perpetual | Terminal frame the story of Darkest Hour.
"The record's theme centers around the duality of survival while embracing rebirth,'" says Schleibaum. "We keep killing parts of ourselves to make new parts and survive. The story of the record is the story of the band. We're still here, and we're giving the world a body of work that's representative of our music today. We've realized relationships, tours, good times, everything that seems to give life meaning, is terminal — and will inevitably end. Nevertheless, we're 46-year-old dudes who love this music enough to put up with the trials and tribulations of being artists in a touring band."
Perpetual | Terminal lands February 23rd via MNRK Heavy. Pre-order the album - HERE
Catch Darkest Hour on tour with Exodus, Fit for An Autopsy and Undeath. A complete list of dates and cities can be found below.
DARKEST HOUR ON TOUR:
WITH EXODUS, FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY, + UNDEATH:
11/15 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Revolution
11/16 — St. Petersburg, FL — Jannus Live
11/17 — Destin, FL — Club LA
11/18 — Little Rock, AR — The Hall
11/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Civic Theatre
11/20 — San Antonio, TX — Vibes Event Center
11/21 — El Paso, TX — Rockhouse Bar & Grill
11/22 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
11/24 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
11/25 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
11/26 — Tucson, AZ — Encore
11/28 — Grand Junction, CO — Mesa Theater
11/29 — Colorado Springs, CO — The Black Sheep
11/30 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
12/1 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s
12/2 — Joliet, IL — The Forge
12/3 — Fort Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
12/4 — Nashville, TN — Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
12/5 — Cincinnati, OH — Bogart’s
12/7 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
12/8 — Hartford, CT — The Webster
12/9 — Wantagh, NY — Mulcahy’s Concert Hall
12/10 — New Kensington, PA — Preserving Underground